Wowser, what a change! I have been wanting to go dark for a few years now. Just for a change. I have been naturally platinum blond for all my years of existence and I just wanted to spice things up a bit. We all wish that from time to time.
She began by cutting off 2 inches as to not waste colorant. Okay, I'm going shorter. No biggie. She hadn't colored yet so I could still turn back.
She went and mixed the color as I sunk down in my chair thinking "do I really want to do this?" She came back and starting applying color. Well, it is what it is, no turning back now!
She colored, I waited, she put me in a chair to let the color set and then started to wash my hair. It looked darker wet, but it always does. Then she started to blow dry it. After about half way through the blow drying, we both looked at it and said:
"the color didn't take, there is absolutely no difference!"
She mixed color at 3 shades darker than my natural color. She said that since my hair is very healthy and hardly porous that the color just didn't attached (color apparently likes porous hair).
So, after a few hours *to think about it*, I returned for a second application. I mean, after the anxiety and anticipation, there was NO QUESTION, I want to go dark! I was expecting this big dramatic difference and then.absolutely.nothing! I wanted dark!
So, we did it again, 5 shades darker, and this is what I look like today.
Kind of appropriate that I'm wearing the exact same shirt in both pictures! :-)
It's going to take a little getting used to but so far, Husband and I both like it (though I will be going back to blond eventually).
Happy Friday Y'all!! Oh, and Happy Derby Day too!